small trestle project

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by skirun14, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. skirun14

    skirun14 New Member

    this is something i threw together today in about 6 hrs. Dont ask me what i fordeit in order to accomplish this though. anyways, its going on my layout soon hopefully once i get around to painting it. i built this one cause the plate girder i built originally just didnt look right. im pleased with the way it came out, although its not completely done. I always put off painting for a long while cause its one of those things im kinda OCD about. but eventually when it gets painted ill throw those pics up here too.

    for those wondering how i got the track on, it was ingenious i like to think although this could be an old trick i have not seen yet. I just took a normal Atlas 9" straight and starting at one end pulled the ties off 4 at a time. then using super glue i glued on the pieces of square balsa cut to length. This way the track stayed straight and the correct width.

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  2. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

    Nice work! Be sure to share it with us when it's in place on a layout!
  3. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    It sure looks good, nice little project for a rainy day.
    Will you build a curved one ?
  4. skirun14

    skirun14 New Member

    no, i plan that thats the whole length of the bridge. its a 4x8 layout so thats all the room i have. ive worked on it a little more so theres some more detail. still not sure how to weather/paint it yet though

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